The Printable Modular Robot is a project that has emerged while Dennis and I where working on our final thesis’s at the University.
We created a set of very cheap (~25€ p.p.) modules to be printed on any standard 3D-printer. The modules are driven by RC-servos, controlled by Arduino-Nano boards and connected via magnetic interfaces.
The modules can be dynamically reassembled during operation and the robot automatically detects changes in it’s topology, including the pitch/yaw orientation of every module.
The technical details can be found in the original paper [PDF] that has been published at the CLAWAR conference 2014 in Poznan. More information, including videos, source code and further publications is available on the projects website.
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